Adult Services Blog

Read My Lips! The Poetry Edition

Poetry The library's popular spoken word series Read My Lips!  is happening Monday night (April 11) at 7pm.

New book arrivals!


It's always exciting to see the new book arrivals each week, and sometimes it's hard to prioritize which of them to read next! Here are a few coming through from this week that look especially intriguing:

Library of Congress National Recording Registry 2015

Library of Congress National Recording Registry list 2015


Each year the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) selects 25 recordings that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and are at least 10 years old. Quality copies of these recordings are then processed for preservation by the National Recording Preservation Board.

Shiver Me Timbers!

Generally, when someone asks you to read their poetry, you are quite tempted to gouge your own eyes out with a spoon to avoid the offending verses;

New Non-Fiction!

Checking in the brand-spanking new books is a highlight of any clerk’s work day.

Urbana Votes! Tuesday, March 15 is Election Day

Election news is basically inescapable these days – especially since the Illinois primary is nearly upon us.  Tuesday, March 15 is decision day for Illinois voters.